new owner of 2012 Revo 11. Have some questions about fishing from Revo. I also have Commander 120 that have been fishing out of last couple of years so have become used to open cockpit lots of room for storage ect..... The reasons I got the Revo was to get my Wife out on the water with me, and to have second yak could use at the beach and to fish larger lakes, bays ,ect... where longer distances are required. I am a Lazy paddler and find myself not going to spots because of distances and after 15 years of pitching the shoulder does flare up on me sometimes. I fish mostly out NOVA area in some local reservoirs and goose creek and the Potomac.
For me questions now. First question is what and how you store your gear in the center 8" hatch. I have seen some threads where they have attached string to some place in hatch and then attached various storage boxes to it. I have seen some that have cut out larger drink containers held different gear that slides in a and out but I assume that does slide down to front or back out of reach. I have ever seen someone create a mesh basket out plastic netting to keep stuff from sliding to front to back. I love seeing what others have done so please share your picture if you have them
I can't seem to find the hatch netting thread so if you some has it could they share it.
The Front hatch I have seen someone use a big rubber bucket and trim it out, I will be looking for one at homedepot or target, walmart ect.... So I think I am set there.
One thing I want to do is carry less when in the Revo I have a couple of crates I use with some rod holder and was debating whether to create some diy pvc rod holders or use the ones on my crate. If you have some diy pvc Rod holder pics please share as I love making stuff out of pvc for some reason. I have made batting net for my kids, fishing rod stands and miscellaneous other things so if you have some pic of your Rod holders I would love to see them. I have read that 1 1/4" will fit in rod holders pretty well any other advice and or tips on sizes and or fitting types would be appreciated as well. If your not using crates how are you carrying everything?
This is supposed to be my wife's Kayak so all other rigging will have to be removable. I love the gear trac from yakattack so I see a few spread around to different point. I have Swann (gopro alternative) that I will have to figure where to mount in front or behind me, I have the panfish portrait.
If you have some pictures of rigged Revo 11's I love to see them. Another random question I have a pair of Korkers metalhead wading boots does anyone use them with Mirage drive? If so do the work out ok or are they to clunky for the mirage drive?
Last question for know, before you take yak out for first spin is there any maintenance needed to be done on Mirage drive? I know over time there will be but just talking for first trip? I will do some research on routine maintenance.